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taylor, ron christie, who is a republican strategist, both with me here in new yorkened a dr. james peterson, an associate professor at lehigh university, a regular contributor to welcome to all of you. ron, the gop has announced a new party, quote, grow the party and win. how effective will it be when the only recognizable names are ari fleischer and haley barbour's nephew henry who believe the polls are skewed against mitt romney. >> i don't agree with that. i think politics is about addition not subtraction. we did a very bad job with outreach with people of color, we alienated college educated women, the gay vote and the hispanic vote. if the republicans are serious about growing as a party and about moving forward not only for 2014 but the presidential election, we need to grow and expand our base and we didn't do it this time. >> when the election was in process, why were you not standing up and condemning publicly some of the things that were repeatedly being said that were mildly racist, deliberately sexist, often divisive of people. why didn't you stand up and
. with me is ron reagan and dana milbank of the "washington post." before we talk about the gop split, we should republicans in the white house have exchanged new proposal tsds today. and president obama and boehner have spoken at this time. quote, we sent the white house a counteroffer that would achieve reform to solve our looming debt crisis and create more jobs. that's all we know. dana milbank, they say it's good. they said it will solve our problems. they won't say what it is. explain. >> well, look, we're still in the fairly early stage of posturing here, and nobody can strike a deal until they get closer to it, until their feet are to the fire. >> when do you say the fire begins? >> nobody can make any prediction for sure -- >> try. >> they could hammer this out in three hours if they really wanted to. >> that's right. >> but if they don't wait until the very end of december or even go over the cliff -- >> i think it's 21. i'm going to bet on -- what's your hunch about this, ron reagan? you're here -- i think they're going to try to get it done by christmas just for efficiency's s
conservative leaders in the house. here now to try to make this weak case is ron meyer. ron, first of all, i want to say that i commend john boehner for his valiant attempts to stop the fiscal cliff and to make a deal without giving up growth principles. but when you say conservatives don't support boehner, what is eric cantor, what is paul ryan? what is jeb henesling if he's not a conservative? what is tom price if he's not a conservative? what exactly are you smoking? the top conservatives in the house support boehner. >> well, i actually don't think that somebody like tom price would if he has his choice of who he could pick out of everyone. we should have the power of self-determination. we shouldn't get seniority decide, this person should be the next person -- >> look. he is running the house. he's the speaker of the house. you confuse that with running the conservative movement. >> well, then why don't you come out and say, we shouldn't raise taxes. boehner came out and said we should raise taxes. >> i think boehner is doing the best he can to prevent marginal tax rates from rising. i
to protest. we have the late ev. good evening ron. this one got pretty rowdy didn't it? >> it did indeed. but because there were two arrests as we are told. two people tried to storm into the governor's office building across the street. police were happy with how folks hafed themselves today. probably 10,000 probably a smaller group than we saw in wisconsin last year when that issue blew up in neighboring wisconsin. today i spoke to the governor who said this is not about the charges coming from the leadership. he said this is about fairness and giving workers the right to choose whether they so choose or refrain from joining a june on. here is the governor talking about this issue. >> shouldn't the juunions be putting this out and should bt the workers make the decision? so that is why i view this as pro worker and not anti-union. they are upset about how this was pushed through. a lame duck section. democrats won ten extra seats and they felt that the culture in january would be different. they felt that they pushed this through because time was on their side. larry. >> many thanks le
in and say, ron, why did you buy so much of that stock in the final ten minutes? he would report, because i like it. i already own it. you see how much i like it because i own it. that was the primary defense. you haven't seen a great many big prosecutions in this area. interestingly enough, one of the areas that they did, oh, about 25 years ago, prosecute some folks on was running a options portfolio. they marked the stock up to make the options more attractive so they got a bigger bonus from their firm. >> they closed the stock on the strike too, right, art? >> absolutely. >> the options owners wouldn't make any money. >> that's right. >> are you expecting, ron, that we're going to see various sort of techniques at year end to make the portfolios look better? >> i think now that this has become so public with "the wall street journal" article, it focuses on the movement of very thinly traded stocks. one thing to watch out for is they don't invest in this microcap world that is so easily pushed around. they were talking about one stock in the article that had a market value of $36 million.
me now, politico executive editor and ron mott live in lansing, michigan. first, you, ron mott, the day after the governor rick snyder has signed the right-to-work bills, what is the labor movement planning to do next? >> well, we don't know, andrea. pretty quiet on that front, much like it is down here on the street. far different scene yesterday, of course, a lot of union workers very upset about not just this legislation that's going to wipe out a 77-year-old requirement that workers be forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment, they are upset also about how this was jammed through the legislature. this was passed in both bodies in four days time and signed by the governor last night. what the advocates of this legislation say is union shops and unions no longer can just depend on fattening up their membership roles by default, they actually have to go out and sell themselves, sell their benefits to the workforce in order to earn those memberships. so we'll see how this all changes. the law will go into effect some time in late march or early april. we don't know
.c. penney side, i do think j.c. penney has an interesting turnaround story here. the stores of ron johnson have been able to revamp and institute his new model of a collection of boutiques. those stores have seen the revenues double. only 10% of the stores have been revamped, but if they can continue to maintain cash flow long enough. >> i don't like what ron johnson is doing. since this guy's taken over this stock has done nothing but go down. it was about the product, not the concept. anyone could have sold ipads and ipad minis and iphones over the year, the complete opposite and failure at jv penny the want to avoid those shares. >> rich, of course, the stock has done poorly, but it's done much better since the ipo of groupon of the you've been much better served actually being in j.c. penney than being in groupon. i would also say this. i think there is a cushion you have in j.c. penney than not groupon and that's the real estate. arguably the real estate of jc penny is worth more than the market cap of the company. with the underlying protection i think you have a bit of a free call o
, if he gets it through congress, he gains a little bit more leverage to have a bigger discussion. >> ron insana, isn't it interesting that this market is expecting a deal so much? >> yeah. >> even when we had both sides digging in. at the end of the day, money moves into equities as if investors are saying there's no way these guys won't do a deal by december 31? >> maria, so much different than what we saw last year in 2011 when the debt ceiling debacle took place. the market appears to be looking through this and seeing through all the posturing and making the bet that the deal, as you say, will get done. i like to go with the cumulative which is do. markets, the message of the markets, however you want to characterize it and think that somebody knows something a little bit better than i do on this one and, hence, they are discounting a positive rather than a negative outcome. >> yeah, for sure. bill stone, how are you allocating money in the face of all of this? >> i think you have to think about how it plays out in the end which we believe you get a deal. don't run away from in terms
. our team ron brownstein, editorial director for "national journal" will cain a contributor for and co-anchor john berman sticks around with us. house speaker john boehner has a news conference this morning, going to happen in just about two hours at 10:00 a.m. eastern time there's no doubt a lot of the focus will be on exactly what it was that happened last night, house republicans abandoning speaker boehner forcing him to cancel the vote on plan b. now lots of folks are asking what happened in those negotiations and what are the implications of what happened in those negotiations? our senior congressional correspondent is dana bash, watching it unfold. did it feel like the train wreck it feels like this morning last night? >> it did. you can see it in slow motion all day yesterday. i watched republican leaders, twisting arms, cajoling fellow republicans on the house floor and in the evening it became panic. it became clear the speaker had a high number of his fellow republican members willing to defy him and it was clear he didn't have the votes. i'm told it w
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, killed by admitted gunman george zimmerman. but unlike martin's parents, ron davis tells me he does not believe race played factor in his son's death. >> i don't think -- it just happened to be an african-american child and a non-african-american person that pulled the trigger. i think that's the only comparison. i don't think the reason is the same. i think the reason for this gentleman was strictly anger and having the availability of a weapon. >> so your focus is on these guns. >> yes. >> your t-shirt even. show us this. >> yes. it says "kill guns, not kids." so we have to kill these gun laws. law enforcement has been trained. their the only ones i feel that should have guns in public. >> reporter: police arrested dunn a day later at his home after he fled the scene. the shooting puts florida's controversial stand your ground laws back in the spotlight, a law ron davis is determined to change. >> i'm going to focus on getting the weapons out of the hands that people haven't been trained to use. >> and dunn's attorney says she's still deciding which defense she will use should the
for the spending habits of those with a higher tax bill. joining me now a ron weiner. once again our own robert frank also joining the conversation. great to see you guys. thank you so much for joining us. you say it won't impact spending habits. if the rich see their rates go higher, you don't think it will impact what they spend their money on. >> i don't think it will impact their lifestyle at all. in fact, the only time my wealthy clients high net worth clients when their spending habits are affected are when their portfolios are down during any given week. i don't think it'll effect their spending habits whatsoever. >> i agree with you. we're focused so much on the ordinary income tax rates. but aren't the investment taxes much more impactful. the tax on cap gains. >> i agree. they are worrisome. that's why many clients are on the sidelines and don't want to do anything. they wanted to buy into a year end rally but they're hesitant. when you don't know the playing rules especially when there's so much disorganization in washington, there's no reason for the client to get involved. but when
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a reality rally. the reality is ron johnson we all know came in. he was a rock star at avalanche he is going to turn this whole thing upside down and reinvent the department store. forget sales and promotions, that is not how you do it. he has never been in a penney and it is a lot harder than selling apple products. stock has had a huge roll up, it went and got hammered and has been coming back and the law firm there saying they got their act together, jpmorgan, they're bringing back this discount, they're bringing back promotions, they have a friend and family thing. this is what i like. i am a volume die. the volume has been phenomenal. i believe 95% of all news in the market somebody knew the day before it came out or the week before it came out despite the rules. something is going on. there's a 43% short position on the stock. if there is good news, there could be asia huge pop to the upside. unlike tim clark, ron johnson is considered a celebrity ceo and might get the benefit of the doubt. it is i ridge the idea but could be a huge short m bit. cheryl: his pain would be over. for
giffords was seriously wounded and my present colleague ron barber was seriously wounded, people died and a child died, and yet here we are again. and i think that that is the frustration i sense from americans across this country. >> and yet, sir, thank you for raising your former colleague, gabby giffords. if congress wasn't able to respond on this matter having in their very own presence a woman who had been shot in the head, if congress couldn't do anything after that, why do you have any confidence now that things have changed? >> because of the confidence, quite honestly, i have in the american people. everywhere i have been the last few days, that is the topic of conversation, and it is not one about debating gun control and the second amendment. the question is posed to me, what are you going to do about this? why do we have to have assault rifles? why do we need 30, 60-clip magazines? why are there loopholes to allow 40% of the guns sold in this country not to have any background checks? why aren't you going to do something about it? and if i'm hearing it and i'm grateful for
%, and this is why because slowly, but surely, ron johnson have been moving and doing price events, and this is what they've deny doing over the holiday season. they are now trying to promote better pricing and promotions, and op co had an out performance, they liked it, and it's bringing foot traffic in, and, also, there's stores within the store, one of their ideas they've put into place. it's so far, so good. they have outperformed, and long term call on the company's turn around prospects, but they are keeping it, and the stock is up 7% for the month of december alone. back to you, liz. liz: a friend of mine said she was switching from tj maxx to jcpenney has the new store. >> really? liz: you never hear that, but maybe mr. johnson's ideas are starting to work. from bond to hollywood, imax hotter than ever with more shot in imax format and tweaked to fit the screen. imax the next big market and opening theaters quickly enough? rich, imax ceo joining us now on the phone in a fox business exclusive with the latest on imax's next big hits. rich, i just look at all of these ideas, and i see them com
. it was a night launch, aiming for littoral valley. gene certain non, harrison jack schmidt and ron evans aboard. apollo 17 launched at night, and when they landed three days later, the sun was behind them. and so that particular launch trajectory put a fully formed beautifully lit earth in the window of the command module at a time when the astronauts really should have been too busy to look at it. here is how al rainer, who could wrote the movie apollo 13 describes what happened. quote, at five hours and a few minutes into the flight of apollo 17, one of the crewmen looked out the window. what he saw inspired him to grab the only camera that wasn't stowed and snap a picture. but whoever did it said nothing on the radio or to their crewmates about it. it is possible they did it instinctively, hardly ever thinking about it because none of them thought to mention it for weeks. rainer doesn't say which of the three took the picture partly because nasa gives all three credit for it, and partly because none of them were supposed to be taking pictures right then. today nbc veteran space correspondent
. >> ron came all the way from texas to offer buffalo hats and you've sold how many? >> about 200. >> in what period of time? >> a week. >> a week. >> yeah. if you walk up and down the street here, you will see a bunch of them here in the next couple of hours. >> the market has proven a great place for vendors to test products before opening traditional brick and mortar stores. >> without the burden, of jumping into the deep end of the pool with rent and insurance and all of the heavy duty investment that you have to do. but once you know you're going to be successful, now can you go forward. >> and you've had that happen here a lot. >> we have. >> stalls are so prized and space limited, there is not enough room for all of the vendors that want to be here. but for those chosen each year for a few lucky weeks -- >> let me just put it on there. >> the holidays are truly cause for celebration. >> oh great. thank you. >> cnn, washington. >> and it is good to see. anderson will be right back with the redeck u list. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink.
. >> in the spring of 2009, the president asked to see me and leon panetta, and rahm emanuel, and ron leiter, head of the national terrorism center and he said, i want to re-energize the hunt for osama bin laden. i want you to make this your top priority. i want to get reports every 30 days. >> august 2010, leon panetta comes back to the president with some information. correct? >> that's correct. in the summer of 2010, the cia led by leon panetta came to us and indicated that they had evidence that was interesting to them at in point, that led them to believe there was a high-value person of interest at jalalabad, pakistan. >> at what point did it become clear that it was osama bin laden? >> you say likelihood, this is why that was a tough decision. even at the point it was a wholly circle case. there was not direct evidence you could present to the president at that point saying we guarantee you, we have direct evidence that osama bin laden is at this compound. >> one of the things you decided to do, and it must have been the president and you were, a very small number of people, to limit access
. the president called speaker boehner, my congressional add aides are going to meet with your people. what ron neighbors said tell us what you want after you agree to rates. the white house thought that was an accommodating conversation. the republicans interpreted that as seeking their humiliation. so even within the contours of conversations that are direct and face to face, there are wildly differing interpretations. >> republicans by the way know if boehner crosses that bridge, that it could be immediately leaped and get a democratic victory dance on rates without really getting serious on the other side. that's what the lack of trust causes in this process. >> schieffer: i guess in the final analysis, nothing is going to happen until the last minute of the last hour, though, it seems to me. >> and the closer we get to that the smaller this becomes. by definition. you have to ride it small. it can only be digested quickly. the longer we wait and the closer we get the smaller the scope of the deal is. >> schieffer: i want to-- we can get back to this-- i want to ask you about some of the ot
number one. ron johnson of jcpenney. this is a company that had a tremendous number of blunders right out of the gate with just overall optimistic sales and earnings guides. i have no idea why anyone in a turnaround company would have sales or earnings guides. last quarter 26% decline in comp store sales, really had people wondering if this could ever be turned around. the one defense i must mention. i must mention this to you, tyler. this is a company that's in a turnaround. when a company is in a turnaround, i think you must give the ceo a chance. in this case, he came out and he said from the start, it's going to take two or three years or a number of years. >> he's only been there 13 months. herb, i know you're a tough trader. he seems like such a nice man. >> he seems like a really nice man. he's engaging. nice and execution are two separate things. he is really trying to recreate a major retailer. no one has really done it quite like that. will he be able to do it? he could end up as a best ceo down the road. >> nothing would please you more. >> nothing would, i really respect great
conservative. ron johnson is a tea party guy. he wants to give on the president before the end of the year and go ahead, i guess pass a bill that would extend the rates for everyone and that wouldn't pass in the house and say, okay, fine, we'll do it for 98%. put that in the president's court, get that done and is use the debt ceiling for spending. >> exactly. no, that is -- >> but he's not getting anywhere with boehner and cantor? >> it's because boehner so far is not willing to go along with that strategy. the way that it works for boehner is if he ultimately puts it on the floor and tells most of his members that they have a chance to vote against it and make playing their opposition to any tax rate increase. but he hasn't been willing to do that so far. he would get some republicans to join with dm democrats and it would pass the house. but he doesn't want to put something on the floor that would clear the house without at least half of the republican members. spending is a sticking point, but there is an asymmetry in the negotiations. democrats have laid out what they want on taxes, s
over the fiscal cliff have many tea party republicans like wisconsin senator ron johnson fuming. >> does speaker boehner speak for you? >> i don't know what he's doing behind closed doors, truthfully. nobody speaks for me, other than myself. >> reporter: but he told cnn, he won't filibuster a compromise that raises some taxes. >> we have to understand about our reality in some point in time, republicans have no power in this negotiation. there's only one person that can prevent taxes from being increased in the american public. it's the president. because without any action, without him being willing to sign a bill, taxes go up for every american. i don't want to see that happen. >> reporter: some conservatives who once had the power to say my way or the highway now realize the train has already left the station. some of these tea party republicans caution their new spirit of compromise largely depends on what the president proposes and a few of them remain convinced the president simply wants to take the country over the fiscal cliff, to gain the kind of leverage they used to h
betts. i don't know, but you can take a look at a company like jk penny with ron johnson. even every retailer, except one, who said give this guy more time. but usually the short-termism is a problem. you can see that the advisory firms, they have these ridiculous metrics for one year and three year barometers. it takes two or three years to fully take charge of this. and i think you're right, steve, the metrics are too short. sometimes if they are on a misguided path, we can correct it. vickram pandit, i frankly thought was mercuriel and imperious when he first stepped in there. he grew enormously in office. maria bartiromo had a tremendous interview with him. i thought he was defensive, yet his board understood him. board politics. >> i look forward to seeing you at the yale ceo summit. >> hi, dave. you should have run. joe is right, you should have run. >> we've already made him a czar. >> you end up consulting with a lot of ceos, a lot of corporate boards. from your perspective, what impact is the fiscal cliff having with regard to the situation? we've seen today a number of spec
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. bush now an economics prof s professor at harvard and ron johnson, director at the institute for new economic thinking and a senior fellow at the roosevelt institute. skwre, good to have you both here. good morning. greg, let me just get you to bounce off of what corker said today. we've had a few senators here and there appear to give on taxes but corker laid it out pretty nicely, if you want to have a discussion about entitlements why wouldn't you get rates out of the way. does that mark a new chapter in these talks? >> it might well. and the whole issue, this whole package is going to look like, republicans have already conceded to some degree on revenue. they'll probably concede a little bit more. the question is what is the president willing to concede on the spending side? the liberal part of the democratic part of the party doesn't want to concede anything on entitlements. that's where the real problem is. the growth of entitlements is going to put us into bankruptcy unless we do something about it. >> do you believe giving him what he wants on rates forces his hand to impress
would be a bit cautious about how fast the results turn. look at jcpenney, ron johnson did a lot of creative things, but it takes time to turn around and old line retailer. look at sears, that's probably never going to turn. i think jolie is on the right course here. and he's got a winning strategy. one that schulze didn't have. and i think he's going to pull it off. but he may be more than three months, he may be tied beyond that. but we'll see. i think the board is acting responsibly trying to get the price for the shareholders. i'm not going against going private, they just have to make sure the public shareholders don't sell out at rock bottom prices and are treated fairly. >> i can't imagine he will nail a bid at 20. if you're right and they won't accept anything less, he's going to have his chance to turn this thing around. bill george, thanks, as always. >> thank you. >> we have an important interview coming up. one of the most influential voices of the tea party. congressman mick mulvaney speaking out about boehner and much more. ♪ [ male announcer ] 'tis the season to
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